Student Perspective: 3 Key Lessons for Social Entrepreneurs

First year MBA candidate Justine Lai shares key takeaways from her experience during the Wharton Social Impact Fellowship in the fall semester. Lai worked with social entrepreneurship accelerator FastFWD, a program launched by WSII, GoodCompany Ventures, and the City of Philadelphia. It’s estimated that nine out of ten startups fail; 42% ofRead More

Student Perspective: Diving into Impact Investing in Australia

Christopher Collins, a second year MBA candidate, spent four months as a summer analyst with one of Australia’s premier impact investment firms. Collins received funding and support from Wharton Social Impact Initiative as part of the Social Impact Fellowship program. When I was considering my ideal impact investing internship, I envisioned myselfRead More

Student Perspective: “Dollars and Change” Recap

Two undergraduate Social Impact Fellows recap a recent episode of Dollars and Change. The July 31 show was hosted by Sherryl Kuhlman and Sandi Hunt. Guests included Matt Bauer, CEO and Co-Founder of BetterWorld Wireless; Saul Garlick, CEO and Founder of ThinkImpact; and Jason Tarre, Startup Partnerships Manager for Venture for America.Read More

Reflections on “Dollars and Change”: Show Recap, Week of June 26

Two social impact summer Fellows tuned in to the latest episode of “Dollars and Change,” and shared their reflections.  This week’s show was hosted by Sherryl Kuhlman and Sandi Hunt. Guests included Daniel Korschun, Assistant Professor of Marketing at Drexel University; Fam Mirza, serial entrepreneur and founder of Mirza Minds; DavidRead More